Tori Amos will launch a world tour May 28 in support of her forthcoming album “American Doll Posse,” according to her website Toriamos.com. U.S. dates have yet to be announced, but the tour will begin in Rome, Italy, at the Teatro Sistina followed by shows in Florence and Milan on the 30th and 31st.
Amos, an artist with an intense, near rabid following, will next play Paris, France, June 2; Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 3; three dates in Germany – Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Munich – June 4, 6th and 7th; Vienna, Austria, June 8; back to Germany for two more dates in Stuttgart and Nuremberg, June 10 and 11th; Copenhagen, Denmark, June 13; Oslo, Norway, June 14; Germany again in Berlin, June 17; Warsaw, Poland, June 19; Prague, Czech Republic, June 21; Bratislava, Slovakia, June 22; Budapest, Hungary, June 24; Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 26; Zurich, Switzerland, June 29; Germany one more time in Frankfurt, June 30; Werchter, Belgium, July 1; and three dates in the U.K. – London twice and Manchester – July 3, 4th and 5th.
Published reports hint that the album, which drops May 1, will be a politically charged indictment of U.S. foreign policy, among other topics. Artwork released by Amos’ record company, Epic Records, shows the singer standing in front of a house wearing a knee-length, sequined evening dress and holding a bible in her right hand. The word “Shame” is written on her left hand. She has bangs and a blank, almost hypnotic, look on her face and a trickle of blood running down her left leg.